Occupy Wall St Debate - Elyria, OH
Do you identify with the Occupy Wall Street movement?
#1 Nov 19, 2011
Absolutely. Enough of the big banks and corporations being considered people and the actual people falling to the curb in droves. WE MUST STOP THE MADNESS!!
#2 Nov 20, 2011
stop being lazy, stop expecting a handout. get a job, grow up people. its called capitalism, it works and by crying instead of working you arent helping anyone. i really hope we dont have those kind of whiny tards around elyria
#3 Nov 20, 2011
The above poster is a paid for propagandist working for an advertising Corporation. He wants you to have hate in your heart and is only trying to confuse the good people of America. Don't give yourself to this unnatural man. He wants to use you and tell you what to think.
The people are waking up to how America is ran by a Corporatocracy. Going to the voting booth every couple years to pick which Corporate puppet we want to lead America is not going to cut it anymore.
Occupy is to get money out of politics. And stop allowing mega Corporations to control America's democracy.
Is this to hard of an idea for your dumb ass to understand?
POWER TO THE PEOPLE
#4 Nov 21, 2011
what about all the negative impact this is having on small shops that people wont shop in because the street is blocked or the taxpayer money wasted on the police overtime or the delay time on callls because all our police are tied up with this protest or the cost of cleaning this mess up all in the name of??? entitlement? could be . oh by the way it would be "too hard of an idea" not "to hard of an idea", dumb ass
#7 Jan 19, 2012
It would be amusing if it wasn't so tragic to see how many people who are struggling because of unfair laws and regulations and the greed or corporations do not support the Occupy movement. This movement exists to point out the hypocrisy and inequality of our system, to fight for those who actually have to earn what they get instead of being bailed out. The only people this movement doesn't aim to help, the only people who should oppose this movement, are multi-millionaires (the 1%). If you're NOT a multi-millionaire, then you belong to the 99% whether you like it or not. So go ahead, continue to oppose us and laugh at us - that won't stop us from fighting for YOU.
#8 Jan 19, 2012
Oh, yes. Just get a job, because that's sooo easy - especially when there are on average 4 applicants for every 1 job available in this country, and when most of the jobs people CAN get won't earn them enough to live on or to pay back student loans or to support a family with. But no, you're right, we should stop whining and we should just believe in capitalism - even though the big banks and Wall Street are apparently above capitalism and get bailed out.
#9 Jan 19, 2012
Protesters are not permanently blocking small shops any more than the average crowd on a street. They are occupying parks, staying out of the way and trying to encourage people to GO to those smaller business versus big names that threaten to put said business under.
The city is the one wasting money on police. These protesters are peaceful and were not doing anything to demand such a police presence, but the city (New York, and others) chose to spend the hours and the man power and the money to put them there more to make it look like the protesters must be bad and the city is the good guy protecting everyone else from this "dangerous hippies". The violent instances this movement has had only began when the police abused their power or the city went against its world. The governments in these cities want to make us look dangerous, just as the media wanted to make us look foolish and unorganized. But we're already showing them that these paintings of us simply are not true.
And they wouldn't have to clean up if they didn't force us out of peaceful tent cities and encampments, seeing as we clean up after ourselves just fine, thanks.
It amazes me that people are actually buying into the media's biased coverage of us.
#10 Jan 24, 2012
Corporations pay billions in taxes, yet are unable to vote.
Unions pay NO taxes.
It time for unions to pay their fair share. TAX THE LABOR UNIONS.
All occupy members will agree with this.
#11 Jan 24, 2012
#12 Jan 27, 2012
I am an American who can no longer remain silent as our government and big business steal our liberties.
While, we, republicans and democrats blame each other, the wealthy bought our government (YES BOTH PARTIES). Billions of dollars change hands and laws are passed to benefit only them. We must change the laws back, once again, to keep BIG MONEY OUT OF OUR POLITICS!!!!
They own the media. The “news” puts their own spin on the party of their choice. Billionaires decide what crap to fill your head with. TURN OFF your TV and do your own research.
There are far fewer middle class families then 30 yrs. ago. The latest poll shows that nearly 50% of Americans now live at the poverty line. Thanks to their tax loophole laws you pay more taxes then a billionaire. They want to take away Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid because they don’t need it, WE DO.
They steal away our liberties, jobs, homes, and our future. With the help of our government not one bankster was audited, charged, jailed or held accountable for the looting of America. While thousands of citizens were pepper sprayed, beaten, arrested and denied their 1st Amendment rights for protesting their fraud, bailouts, and bonuses paid for by you.
When people protest against this unjust system they are labeled by politicians and the media as dirty, lazy hippies that don’t know what they want. Again, TURN OFF YOUR TV, talk to real people, do your own research and stop listening to bias “news”.
Stand up for your rights and joining a group of your choice. Be loud; be visible so our government can see our numbers. Our country was started with citizens protesting and throughout our history it has brought about our greatest changes.
Our government no longer represents us. We must unite to stop the greed and corruption so we can once again have a government By the People, For the People.
Freedom is not free; sometimes you have to fight for it.
#13 Jan 31, 2012
Veritas is right.
Why don't labor unions pay their fair share in taxes?
Union dues take food off the tables of American working families.
Its time to stop the automatic deduction of union dues, which are robbing American families of their hard earned income and make these union fat cats pay their FAIR SHARE !!!!
#14 Jul 30, 2012
In the sense of fairness, big labor should be heavily taxed. Obama is right we need more revenues, and taxing large unions is reasonable.
Unions spend millions in campaign contributions. What if that money were spent to help end income inequality? What would that look like?
Heck, what if union members stopped having union dues deducted? Their incomes would immediately go up!!!! That would help American working families the most, right?
Stopping union dues would reduce the gap in income inequality because American working families will be bringing in more income.
Mic check!! Tax the unions now!! Garnish Trumka's wages and redistribute them!!
#15 Sep 6, 2012
Everyone should pay their fair share in taxes.
Heck, even Romney pays millions in taxes.
Shouldn't big labor pay at least SOME taxes?
USA could use the revenue-- why aren't unions paying their fair share in taxes?
(mysteriously, unions are tax-exempt--what????)
We need to get back to the days of democrats like John F. Kennedy, who was a true union-buster, cracking down down on the crime and corruption that go hand and hand with international labor unions.
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